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  • 12. March 13

    WCC in solidarity with Christians attacked in Pakistan

    In a letter to Pakistani churches, the WCC general secretary has condemned the attacks on Christians in Lahore, on Saturday, 9 March. More than a hundred houses were burned down following allegations of blasphemy.

  • 12. March 13

    Churches support justice movements in economy and ecology

    Church representatives at a recent Oikotree Global Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa stressed the need to support peoples’ movements promoting justice in the economy and ecology, a concern, they say, that lies at the heart of the faith.

  • 8. March 13

    Women with disabilities take a stand against violence

    “Women with disabilities are often excluded from the society, and are no longer seen as recipients of the gift of God,” said the Rev. Micheline K. Kamba at a recent WCC conference. It is important, she said, to pray for action amidst the alarming situation of violence against women with disabilities.

  • 8. March 13

    Churches address violence against women with disabilities

    Reflecting on the theme of the WCC's upcoming assembly in Busan, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”, an ecumenical conference in Johannesburg addressed violence against women and children with disabilities.

  • 7. March 13

    Religious voices express concern at humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

    In an unprecedented show of global public concern that included strong religious voices, 500 civil society representatives and 132 governments met from 2 to 5 March in Oslo, Norway, to address the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons.

  • 7. March 13

    WCC launches Faith and Order convergence text

    In a WCC governance meeting, The Church: Towards a Common Vision, a convergence text of the Commission on Faith and Order, was officially presented by the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

  • 6. March 13

    WCC congratulates Patriarch Abune Mathias

    The WCC general secretary has congratulated Abune Mathias on his enthronement as the 6th patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, a founding member of the WCC from sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 6. March 13

    Churches engage in development dialogue on Africa

    In Africa, trade, aid and investments from the European Union, the United States and China have not fully addressed the roots of poverty, inequality and ecological degradation. Churches, therefore, need to engage in a “development dialogue” to support alternative economic agendas, which can help eradicate poverty, while safeguarding Africa’s natural riches.

  • 6. March 13

    Church in Jordan and the Holy Land becomes WCC member

    The WCC Executive Committee meeting at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey voted to approve the full membership in the WCC of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

  • 5. March 13

    Washington consultation urges to protect rights of stateless people

    “Discrimination and statelessness live side by side; it is no coincidence that most stateless people belong to racial, linguistic and religious minorities,” read a communique issued at the end of a WCC consultation on stateless people in Washington, D.C., United States.